Hartlepool Camera Club photographer’s work on show at town library

Photographer Tom Kirby in the Central Library
Photographer Tom Kirby in the Central Library

STUNNING shots captured by a keen photographer have been unveiled at Hartlepool Central Library as a new exhibition opens.

Hartlepool Camera Club member Tom Kirby is holding the display of his work over the next two weeks.

The public are invited to go along and admire his work which he took around the North-East on his Canon camera.

Retired Tom, 74, said: “I do a lot of work for Beamish and Preston Park and they feature heavily in this new exhibition.

“I have got lots more pictures and will keep refreshing the exhibition over the fortnight.”

Tom is also holding dedicated exhibitions at both Beamish in County Durham and Preston Park, near Stockton, later in the year.

“I’ve got quite a bit coming up this year,” he added.

The display at the library in York Road, Hartlepool, features over 30 photographs spread over two walls.

They include eight large shots blown up to A2 size while the rest are around the size of a newspaper page.

Tom did not take up photography until he retired nine years ago.

For years he worked at Preston Park Museum, where his first exhibition was held in 2007, and still volunteers there.

Tom is also a Friend of Beamish Museum.